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Old 03-05-2011, 08:36 PM
 
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We've all heard about cases of gender discrimination in the workplace where men get paid more than women for doing the same work or lesser qualified men end up getting promotions and raises over better qualified women. The question I have is if much of this is true and is widespread then isn't this bascially saying that men are a bigger business expense compared to women? Why bother hiring more men if a company knows that it will have to pay them more and promote them regardless of whether or not they deserve it? If I owned a business I think I'd avoid hiring too many men who seem to be too much of an expense.
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:40 PM
 
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From your descriptio alone it seems they are more valued.Lie always you have two people doing the same job and one is always valued more for a reason.
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:54 PM
 
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In general it's because women get pregnant and usually bear the brunt of child care so there are more absences, school meetings, etc... that's often why women earn less because they take time off for children, and that issue will outway men being more expensive for some employers. I actually think most modern employers hire based on merit rather than gender, and more men are taking on more child care duties so many women will likely close the gap. There's no need to promote men or anyone who doesn't deserve it, that's why most employment is at will, people can be fired and replaced.
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